2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Saturday, March 12
9:20PM - 10:50PM

Long Center Terrace
701 W Riverside Dr


Hashtags: #sxsw #darkonthemovie

Rock Out With Your Doc Out: 
10th Anniversary screening DARKON with  
30th Anniversary screening HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT
Opening night of free outdoor film series at the Long Center Terrace 

Doors at 8PM 
Screening at 9PM

10th Anniversary screening of the cult-hit documentary DARKON about American LARPers. Called “eloquent and occasionally touching” by the NY Times, the film covers an epic war raging through the fantasy realm of Darkon. Skip Lipman, a stay-at-home dad leads his rebel army in a monumental quest to topple a mighty empire and lead the Realm to liberty and glory. The film investigates the LARPers lives in and out of the game offering insight into the players’ complex relationship with fantasy and reality. DARKON, beloved for its light-hearted romp in the imaginations of suburban Americans, has also been a point of reference as an ethnographic study of our relationship with escapism, war & fantasy.

*Event subject to cancellation due to weather.  Please check SXSW.com for all updates.  

Section: Special Events
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 90min

Director: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel

Executive Producer: Christopher Kikis, Thoma Kikis, Nicholas Levis, Cherise Wolas, Alan Zelenetz

Producer: Tom Davis, Ethan Palmer

Screenwriter: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel

Cinematographer: Hillary Spera, Karl Schroder

Editor: Brad Turner

Sound Designer: Raphael Laski

Music: Jonah Rapino

Principal Cast: Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, Rebecca Thurmond, Daniel McArthur


DARKON was Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel’s directorial debut. They later directed the film NEW WORLD ORDER (SXSW ’09) together as well, and have collaborated on numerous other projects. They are partners at SeeThink Films which has produced seven feature films following Darkon. Meyer’s most recent film is BREAKING A MONSTER, Neel's is GOAT.

Distributor: SeeThink Films

Sales Agent: SeeThink Films

Public Film Contact
SeeThink Films
SeeThink Films
(347) 469-1310

Publicity Contact
Luke Meyer



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